New deal for Armstrong

I am sure there will still be plenty of teams looking at him' goalkeeper Craig Gordon said

I am sure there will still be plenty of teams looking at him' goalkeeper Craig Gordon said

Stuart Armstrong has been told that a new four-year deal with Celtic, who have all but qualified for the group stage of the Champions League, will give him the flawless platform to develop his career.

Armstrong told the club's website: "I am delighted to sign this new contract with Celtic".

The 25-year-old had less than a year remaining on his existing deal, but the Glasgow giants have revealed that terms have been agreed on a contract which will run until 2019.

The protracted saga of Armstrong's contract negotiations and the midfielder's stated ambition to move to the Premier League had not only affected his performances but also seemed to be propelling him towards the exit at Celtic Park.

Armstrong joined the Scottish champions back in 2015 and has since become a mainstay with 112 appearances for the club, scoring 25 goals.

According to BBC Sport, the Premier League giants made a bid of £3.5 million for the Scotland worldwide in January, but Celtic turned it down and the goalkeeper signed a new contract in March, as reported by Sky Sports. We need him in the team ready to play.

"He's an important part of the team so it's great to get him tied down". Even after that, it took a few months to clear the contract situation up.

'It's good to get him for another two years, if a big bid comes in then that's another story'.

Despite seeing the decision as a boost to the squad, Gordon did not think it would end interest from other clubs and said there were no guarantees any player would stay if the right offer came in.

"He was looking to get it sorted and these things can sometimes drag on".

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